Hilton has celebrated the opening of Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton, marking the debut of Curio Collection by Hilton in Poland. Located in the heart of Krakow’s Old Town, the 117-room property is well located within walking distance of the city’s many arts and history museums, as well as Wawel Royal Castle, one of the most historically and culturally significant sites in Poland.
David Kelly, senior vice president, Continental Europe, Hilton, said, “An iconic hotel with a rich history in the centre of Poland’s cultural capital, Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton is an outstanding addition to our growing European portfolio. With more than 25 hotels operating under five different brands and a further 20 properties in the pipeline, Hilton’s presence in Poland continues to rapidly expand and we are thrilled to introduce this exciting new offering to both business and leisure travellers. From its modern design influenced by the property’s rich musical history to its prime location and excellent leisure and culinary options, it is an ideal place for guests to stay and experience Krakow.”
Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton draws on its musical and cultural traditions for the hotel’s design. In cooperation with world-famous Krakow-born photographer Ryszard Horowitz, corridors and rooms are decorated with portraits of musicians and composers such as Louis Armstrong, Krzysztof Penderecki, Aretha Franklin, Czesław Niemen and more. Saska Hall, the historic ballroom in which legendary composers Francis Liszt, Johannes Brahms and Ignacy Paderewski performed, has been reopened with frescos restored by hand. As well as designs referencing the hotel’s history, among the many modern amenities guests have at their disposal are a swimming pool, spa and fitness centre, as well as a business centre.
The drinks experience at Regale Bar & Restaurant is elevated by top mixology, signature cocktails such as “Saski Mule” and “Hungarian King”, an extensive wine list and local and homemade liquors and vodkas. A bespoke trolley serving tableside cocktails each evening creates a truly special ambience and the further combination of the rich, storied history and musical heritage of the building add to the experience.
Jan Pilch, investors representative, Abriz Sp. z o.o. said, “This is a unique place for Krakow, which thanks to its rich cultural traditions definitely stands out from the accommodation infrastructure in Poland. I am proud that we could contribute to maintaining the historical continuity of this place by writing its new chapter. What is equally important to me, thanks to accompanying functions such as the Sala Saska ballroom or the Regale Bar & Restaurant, the hotel will also be available to people from the outside, also to the inhabitants of Krakow. As part of the Curio Collection by Hilton brand, Hotel Saski Krakow receives a recommendation given to the most unique places in the world.”
Krakow’s Old Town is known for its historic churches, interesting museums and Main Market Square, the largest in Europe. With the bustling squares of the Jewish district of Kazimierz and the quiet alleys of the Old Town, Krakow is a key feature of every tourist’s trip to Poland and Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton provides guests with access to these unique experiences from a location right in the heart of the city.